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June 2018

“FORMATION”: The Guild of Book Workers 2018-2019 Traveling Juried Exhibition

June 15, 2018 - October 31, 2019

“FORMATION”: The Guild of Book Workers 2018-2019 Traveling Juried Exhibition

I am extremely honored to have two pieces in FORMATION, The Guild of Book Workers 2018-2019 traveling juried exhibition, with a theme evoking a wide array of interpretations.

Simply defined by Merriam Webster as “an act of giving form or shape to something,” ‘formation‘ can insinuate process, history, creation, change, beginnings, an arrangement, botany and landscape, personal narratives and impersonal storytelling. As artists, designers and craftspeople with our own histories that form us, we also play a vital role in the formation of objects and experiences; pulp molded into paper, paper folded into books, books shelved into a library.

What is the final product, if not for the methods used to create it? What makes us into the artists we are? What pushes us to continue to create?

Exhibition Schedule:
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minneapolis, MN
June 15–October 21, 2018

Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum
Atlanta, GA
November 1, 2018–March 7, 2019

University of California, Los Angeles
Charles E. Young Research Library Lobby Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
March 15–May 25, 2019

North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA
June 5–July 27, 2019

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
August 1–October 30, 2019

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September 2019

“All Stitched Up”

September 3 @ 12:00 am - December 11 @ 12:00 am
Collins Memorial Library University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, N Warner St.
Tacoma, WA 98416 United States
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I am thrilled and honored to be showing my work "Prairie"  in "All Stitched Up"An international juried book arts exhibition,
September 3rd – December 11th, 2019
September 14th – opening celebration
Collins Memorial Library University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
"To stitch is to join together, to mend, or fasten as with stitches – to sew. To stitch is to bring together fabric, paper, wounds of the body, or cultural divides. Stitching can be an act of healing, hope, practicality, creativity, and revolution. All Stitched Up recognizes and celebrates the work of book artists’ where stitching has become an integral part of the visual design. Curators Catherine Alice Michaelis, Jane A. Carlin, and Diana Weymar will jury the show and a print catalogue will be created. We are particularly (but not solely) interested in works that showcase collaboration and focus on building a sense of shared community. That may include collaboration between two or more artists, two or more communities, or crowd-sourced projects. Sewing that joins people and ideas link us to historical social and political sewing circles from the abolitionist movement of the 1800s, to the corporate resistant DIY movement kindled by the Riots Grrrls in the 1990s, to the knitting collectives of today that focus on the anti-war, pro-science, and pro-choice movements. In addition, you may draw inspiration from the embroidered books of the Victorian period, the rise of needlecrafts during the Arts & Crafts period, and family traditions of sewing by machine or hand stitching.
This exhibition will include pages from Diana Weymar’s Interwoven Stories project. This includes Refashioning Identity, which was created by members of the Puget Sound community in 2016/17 as facilitated by Weymar." --All Stitched Up

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Brand 47 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper

September 7 @ 12:00 am - October 25 @ 12:00 am
Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201 United States
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I am honored to participate in the upcoming:

Brand 47 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper will be on view at Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, California from September 7 through October 25, 2019.

You are invited to the public opening from 7:00-9:30  on Saturday, September 7!

The Juror is Alma Ruiz.

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Artists Who Teach

September 14 @ 12:00 am - November 2 @ 12:00 am
Ellington-White Contemporary, 113 Gillespie Street,
Fayetteville, NC 28301 United States
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A National Juried Exhibition Celebrating Visual Art Educators

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote the visual arts. Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery (EWCG)   showcases the arts as an essential part of a complete education, whether in home, school, or community. Students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity.

Celebrating National Arts in Education Week with this national exhibition is a way to recognize the impact of visual arts and share the message “that the Arts matter” with friends, family, and communities. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week with this national exhibition is a way to recognize the impact of the visual arts and share the message “that the Arts matter” .

Through this exhibition, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery celebrates,  advocates, and  brings attention to the cause of art education.

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October 2019

The Artful Book

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 12:00 am
Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States
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I am thrilled to be included in:

The Artful Book

California Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers Member Exhibit

October 4, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.

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Cartoon/Manga/Comics Flag BookMaking Workshop

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Granada Hills Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 10640 Petit Avenue Granada Hills, CA 91344
Granada Hills, United States
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Come and learn how to make the magical "Flag Book" structure, and fill it with  cartoon/Manga/comics images that are provided, or ones you create yourself. Free, all materials included, open to the public, all are welcome! This workshop is part of my Department of Cultural Affairs Artist Residency at the Sunland-Tujunga Public Library, 2019-2020 and is made possible in part by a grant form the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. This workshop is geared for teens, but…

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